TOP 10 Irregular Verbs

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Here is the list of the Top 10 irregular verbs in English (and list of Top 10 irregular verbs in PDF). This list contains the 10 most commonly used irregular verbs.

While regular verbs form the past tense by adding the ending -ed, irregular verbs behave differently and need to be learnt by heart.

We also prepared lists of the Top 25 and 50 irregular verbs.

Or you may be interested in lists of the TOP 10, 20, 25 and 50 regular verbs.

Each row contains an infinitive first, followed by the simple past (V2) form and the past participle (V3) form. For more detail click on the verb in the infinite form.

Regular verbs have the same simple past (V2) and past participle (V3) form, unlike irregular verbs.

Infinitive Simple Past Past Participle
be was/were

[wɒz] / [wɜː]
been

[biːn]
come came

[keɪm]
come

[kʌm]
do / does did

[dɪd]
done

[dʌn]
get got

[ɡɒt]
gotten

[ɡɒtn]
go went

[went]
gone

[ɡɒn]
have / has had

[hæd]
had

[hæd]
know knew

[njuː]
known

[nəʊn]
mean meant

[ment]
meant

[ment]
see saw

[sɔː]
seen

[siːn]
think thought

[θɔːt]
thought

[θɔːt]

 

 

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